Hang onto your hats and get your umbrellas ready Fort Saskatchewan because Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Northern Alberta.

The warning was issued early this morning to Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, Gibbons, Bon Accord, Lamont, Edmonton, Redwater, and Bruderheim areas.

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“Weather conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain,” Environment Canada stated.

Thunderstorms have the potential to produce severe weather today.

Thunderstorm watches may be expanded eastward and southward later in the day, Environment Canada added.

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